Hello and welcome to my moth Blog. I now reside in a small village in East Cambridgeshire called Fordham. My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
Moth records are vital for building a picture of our ecosystem around us, as they really are the bottom of the food chain. They are an excellent early indicator of how healthy a habitat is. I openly encourage people to share their findings via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
So why do we do it? well for some people it is to get an insight into the world of Moths, for others it is to build a list of species much like 'Twitching' in the Bird world. The reason I do it....you just never know what you might find when you open up that trap! I hope to show what different species inhabit Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden and also enjoy doing field trips to various localities over several different counties.
Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.
Thanks for looking and happy Mothing!


NFY = New Species For The Year
NFG = New Species For The Garden
NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Tuesday 18 March 2014

That's not a Common Quaker!

Another splendid catch of 46 moths, the highest so far in one night for the garden. 
Both Hebrew Character (16) and Common Quaker (21) dominated the catch this morning, with a smattering of the other usual spring-time species
Highlight of the mornings foraging was a garden first Lead-coloured Drab which immediately stood out again from the last time I was catching them, over 2 years ago on the farm!

All moths will be released from last night and the previous night and I shall have a break tonight.

 Catch Report - 17/03/14 - Back Garden Stevenage - 1x 125w MV Robinson Trap

Macro Moths

1x Lead-coloured Drab [NFG]
16x Hebrew Character
21x Common Quaker
1x March Moth
3x Small Quaker
2x Clouded Drab

Micro Moths

2x Agonopterix heracliana 

Lead-coloured Drab


  1. Ben- you bet me to it! I didn't get LCD last year- feeling a bit more hopeful this year. Still no Dotted Border either.

  2. Nice LCD- still waiting for my first. This will the year, I've got a good feeling about it...

  3. Hi Matt, Dotted Border is nearly over..I hope you get one. Thanks Bill, lets hope it is a great year for moths.